Newark Book Festival is a literature Festival that takes place in July in a range of beautiful historic venues across Newark on Trent in Nottinghamshire.

The 2021 Festival will take place from 8 – 11 July in venues and outdoor locations across Newark, with the added opportunity to enjoy a selection of events online. 

As well as author talks and book-signings the ever-popular Literature Village makes a return, along with Welcome To Wonderland family dat at Newark Castle featuring storytelling and creative activities. Find out what’s on.

Tickets for in-person and online events are on sale from 8 June via The Palace Theatre Box Office. Book Tickets.

Important Information about Tickets

Online booking closes 24 hours before the event. If an event has availability and you would like tickets please call the Box Office on 01636 655755 or visit in person. For online events with I am in Print please make sure that you have bought your ticket and then registered prior to the event starting. If you have any queries regarding your booking please email Palace Theatre (livestream or in person events only) at palace@nsdc.info or the team at I am in Print (online event only) at hello@iaminprint.co.uk.

If you have any issues with accessing an evening livestream and have bought a ticket in advance, please note that we will send out a time limited link to you to view post festival.

Our children’s online events with Becky Goddard-Hill (Create Your Own Kindness) and Alom Shaha (Mr Shaha’s Marvellous Machines) will be available for those who have pre-booked tickets and registered to watch as replays for one week afterwards

Don’t forget to join the email list and follow us on social media for regular updates.

If you would like to be kept up to date, sign up to become a Festival Friend, a stallholder or a volunteer drop us an email: hello@newarkbookfestival.org.uk or use our contact form.

To discover more about Newark and to book accommodation for your visit to the Festival, please visit www.visitnewark.co.uk

Want to learn about our story? Read our Synopsis here.

The Festival Bookseller

Books are available for order and sale from our Festival bookseller, The Bookcase in Lowdham. Please do help us in supporting our local independent bookseller and keep an eye out for special Festival offers and signed editions.